Friday, May 27, 2011

8 more days

That's 8 more days I have to work before summer vacation! Our last day is June 9th. This has been the never ending school year. Thanks to a crazy winter/spring of snow & floods we have an extra 6 days added on to the year.

I started a page on facebook....TheMadQuilter....check it out if you wish and "Like" me. :) Go here and check it out.

Also, check out Jenna's vlog on youtube. You can see sweet baby girl, Scarlett, in action. Love that baby girl. Jenna & David and my sweet baby Scarlett, will be moving to England in the near future. I'm trying to get her to start a blog as well.

Hope to catch up with all of you this weekend!! Happy Memorial Day! Be safe!!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

What I'm currently working on

Another busy weekend for me.

I'm adding the binding to the "Punctuation" quilt and then it's in the
washer & dryer before it goes to it's new home.


I cut up 180 squares, and then sewed them together to make 90, and then cut them to make 180 triangles, and then I pressed them all open to have a total of 180 squares. (does that makes sense?) That took about 4 hours and my back is now hurting from being bent over the cutting table, sewing machine and standing up to iron/press.

I've decided on 2 different quilts with this material.

The Zig Zag

The Pinwheel


I'm making a Sock Monkey story book quilt as well. This one is going to be fun to make. Who doesn't love Sock Monkeys?!! My girls would giggle when I sang them this song when they were little.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mother's Day

Tori took one of her prints and made me a card with it. She put together this cute bundle of fabric...there is a vintage bed sheet, a pillow case, and some other fabrics. I plan on making myself a herringbone quilt. It melted my heart how well she knows me.

I made my mother-in-law this hourglass quilt. The fabric is from the same roll I used to make the quilt I gave her and my father-in-law in March.

I made my Mom this Giddy quilt. I am in love with this fabric line. She put it over her chair in the living room. It matches her colors perfect.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I miss this little girl
so much and she's
only been gone
for 1 day.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Life is Good

David, Jenna, & Scarlett are here visiting us. We are enjoying having them here especially Scarlett, it's so much fun having a baby in the house.

She is a doll!

Jenna & David are AMAZING parents!!

Nona loves this baby girl, and so does Pap. She loves her Auntie Tori too. We are stealing every kiss and hug we can since they are moving to England this summer. Isn't she just precious?!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

bad blogger award goes to ME! (SPAIN)

I've been a bad blogger.

My photos of Spain on my computer some how got messed up. I wasn't able to get them to come up at. all! It was very frustrating. John finally was able to fix the problem last week. We have had some of the CRAZIEST weather you can possibly get here in the Natural State. Tornadoes & torrential downpours that led to floods all over the state. I've been busy making quilts for baby showers and for some people who hired me. So, I haven't had much time to blog or read blogs.

I'm not going to drag out my trip to Spain. I'll just post some pictures and maybe write a caption. Let me just say the trip was a very memorable one! It is a beautiful country!!

My 40th Birthday! We celebrated in Tarifa, Spain. It just happened to be Carnival that weekend...where EVERYONE dresses up crazy & celebrates!

Roman Ruins in Bolonga

The World's Oldest Outdoor Market

Chocolate Cappuccino, the chocolate was thick in the middle. YUM!

HUGE TREES!!Tree Hugging Hippie :)

Dehydration :(

Wine & Tapas while Dad recovers at the hotel.
Gorge of El Tajo....Ronda, Spain! This town was beautiful! Ernest Hemingway wrote some of "For whom the bell tolls" here.Spain's oldest bullring dating back to 1785.

The Royal Chapel in Granada, Spain. The chapel contains the tombs of the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella and their daughter Joanna the Mad and her husband Phillip the Fair.

The lead caskets that hold the actual remains.

The Alhambra at night.

You can see some of the Alhambra behind them.

The architect and detail was fascinating...amazing that this castle was built in the 13th Century. Over looking the city of Granada which means Pomegranate

Cheers to a wonderful trip. Tori leaves on the 22nd of May to backpack across Europe with Meg. I'll be one nervous Momma for 7 weeks.